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Further Critical Notes On Euripides’ Orestes

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Phaedra's long speech is one of the most important elements in Euripides' most intricate play. We may confidently assume that with his surpassing interest in women and in rhetoric the dramatist will have lavished more than usual pains upon it. Interpretation of it has suffered in the past from false preconceptions and lexicological imprecision. This chapter presents some critical notes on Euripides' Orestes. The author's edition of Orestes followed on the heels of editions by Di Benedetto and Biehl, and has been followed in turn by the editions of West, Diggle and Kovacs. The chapter also includes index of some of the passages.

Keywords: Orestes; Euripides; Phaedra



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